A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen. Exposed brick adds plenty of texture to the room.  Photo 4 of 12 in A Minimal Yet Mighty Brooklyn Apartment

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In the office, a vintage brass gooseneck floor lamp positioned above woven jute cushions creates the perfect perch for Mandayam’s backgammon hobby. The painting—Wall, from 2002—is by Nicholas Evans-Cato, a professor at RISD.